Multiwavelength generation in a random distributed feedback fiber laser using an all fiber Lyot filter

S. Sugavanam, Z. Yan, V. Kamynin, A.S. Kurkov, L. Zhang, D.V. Churkin

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Abstract

Multiwavelength lasing in the random distributed feedback fiber laser is demonstrated by employing an all fiber Lyot filter. Stable multiwavelength generation is obtained, with each line exhibiting subnanometer line-widths. A flat power distribution over multiple lines is obtained, which indicates that the power between lines is redistributed in nonlinear mixing processes. The multiwavelength generation is observed both in first and second Stokes waves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2839-2844
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number3
Early online date31 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2014

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Authors thank Mr. N. Tarasov and Dr. A. El-Taher for valuable inputs & the support of the ERC, EPSRC, Grant of Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (agreement No. 14.B25.31.0003)

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